ProfileAndrew Hewitt was appointed as Head of Engineering Contracts and Leasing for Air New Zealand in 2013. He is the senior manager accountable for the contracting of major aircraft and engine maintenance programmes as well as for delivering the technical control of the aircraft and engine leasing. Prior to this role he as held senior operational maintenance positions in Air New Zealand. Before Air New Zealand, Andrew was responsible for the maritime helicopters fleet of the RNZAF. Earlier he had a full career in the RAF in various locations around the world. This included an appointment as the Fleet Manager of the RAF Hercules aircraft. After completing an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering he was selected to attend Cranfield University were he completed a Master Degrees in Engineering.